Future Trends

Opportunities and challenges for international volunteer co-operation

For a number of years Forum has undertaken a survey of its members to understand and share what is happening in international volunteering throughout the world. We then found ourselves in a position to take a longer view and commissioned Development Initiatives to produce a review over a five year period.

In this paper we look forward and explore how International Volunteer and Co-operation Organisations (IVCOs) are responding to our changing environment.

The views expressed in this paper are not necessarily those of Forum or its members or of the organisations for whom the author works. The responsibility for these views rests with the author alone.

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